Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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Mozart's Early Life

Mozart made many pieces of music in his time, and most of which when he was very young. He was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. He learned how to play his first instrument, the harpsichord when he was only four years of age. He started writing music at age five and performed with the harpsichord at age six in front of the Empress of Austria. At age fourteen, he was writing many pieces called "sonatas" that included the instruments; harpsichord, piano, and violin. He then in 1781 moved to Vienna to find fortune and luxury and he ended up marrying Constanze Weber a year later.
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Salzburg, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and raised in Salzburg, Austria. He spent most of his life in Salzburg, Austria (twenty five years) until he moved ti Vienna to marry Constanze Weber. He then later dies after ten years of being in Vienna and many people come to Salzburg today to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" in C major (Harnoncourt)

Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

This symphony was Mozart's last symphony he created before his death in 1791. This particular piece of music is called "Jupiter" because Jupiter in Greek mythology is the king of the gods and Symphony No. 41 was the high point of his music career.

Some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Other Music

Mozart wrote many pieces of music, and here are some of his well known pieces;

  • Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
  • Requiem
  • 12 Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Symphony No. 1

Other Facts About Mozart

  • His full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart and his nickname was Wolfi
  • The total length of all the pieces Mozart wrote put together non-stop would take eight days to play
  • Mozart had not finished his piece "Requiem" so Constanze had to hire various composers who worked with Mozart to finish it
  • Mozart had six kids with Constanze Weber but only two lived past childhood into adulthood

Citations

Mozart. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Dec 2015.
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Map Of Salzburg, Austria, 1899. Photo. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Dec 2015.
http://quest.eb.com/search/300_218113/1/300_218113/cite